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Subject/Keyword
BAHA
sound quality
bone anchored hearing aids
Type of item
Thesis
Degree grantor
University of Alberta
Author or creator
Wetter, Tyler W.
Supervisor and department
Hodgetts, William (Speech Pathology and Audiology)
Examining committee member and department
Zhang, Ming (Speech Pathology and Audiology)
Parsa, Vijay (Engineering)
Department
Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology
Specialization
Speech Language Pathology
Date accepted
2012-12-14T15:30:19Z
Graduation date
2013-06
Degree
Master of Science
Degree level
Master's
Abstract
In this study we explored whether differences in sound quality existed between new advanced Bone Anchored Hearing Aids (BAHA). Three groups of subjects were tested. Two groups, those with normal hearing and those with sufficient residual cochlear hearing, were tested with Oticon’s Ponto Pro to Cochlear’s BP100. The third group had either mixed hearing loss or single-sided deafness and they compared the more powerful devices (Oticon’s Ponto Pro Power and Cochlear’s BP110). Some differences emerged within the normal hearing listeners and the power user’s. However, no significant differences in sound quality were revealed in the non-power users of the Ponto Pro and BP100. These limited results most likely reflect a lack of power in the data due to the limited number of subjects per group. Continued data collection is warranted.
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English
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doi:10.7939/R3ZX30
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